Dr. Ruth Brown
associate professor, Department of Communication, 308-325-1111 or

When darkness fell over the Big Apple’s sky, a Nebraska native was introduced to a new light in advertising. On February 25, Tom Brady, senior account manager and global coordinator of D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles, will speak to students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on advertising in the wake of September 11.

The presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall room 130. In addition to the presentation, Brady will speak to several Communications Department classes and plans to meet informally with students during his time on campus.

Brady joined D’Arcy in March of 2000 and is currently involved with The United Way of New York City September 11 Fund Campaign. The television and print ads within the campaign raise money and provide information on how to help the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. Brady will use his background and recent experiences with national advertisers to assess changes in the advertising industry as a result of the terrorist attacks.

The Nebraska native graduated from Millard North High School. During his college years at Duke University, he played varsity football and coordinated various fundraising projects for the athletic department. He graduated with a degree in biological anthropology and anatomy and also received a certificate in Marketing and Management.

The UNK Advertising and Public Relations Club will coordinate Brady’s visit. The event is free and open to the public.